Wisdom Teeth Pain Relief
Depending on your preference, you can use natural pain-relief remedies or pick up an over-the-counter medication.
Rinsing your mouth can help you find wisdom teeth pain relief, so try this simple remedy:
- Mix a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt.
- Stir to dissolve the salt.
- Swish the solution in your mouth for about 30 to 60 seconds before spitting it into your sink.
- Repeat as necessary throughout the day.
Numbing wisdom teeth is a simple way to dull the pain. This is particularly true if the pain is disrupting your day and doesn't seem to settle down via other methods.
Consider spreading a gel-based topical anesthetic, such as benzocaine, on your gums where wisdom teeth protrude. You'll get the best results if you use a cloth or gauze to dry the area before adding the gel. Apply as needed throughout the day.
Any over-the-counter pain reliever can help you get rid of that throbbing sensation so that you can concentrate on your day. But because ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, it can work best. Be sure to always read package directions, especially where dosages are concerned.
Although there are easy ways to rid yourself of wisdom teeth pain at home, it's essential to know most pain-relieving measures are a temporary fix. You'll still need to make an appointment with your dentist to determine if your wisdom teeth should stay or go. Your dental provider can tell if it's wise to remove them so they won't cause oral problems – either in the moment or later in your life.